Traveling for Thanksgiving?

States with domestic travel restrictions (graphic courtesy kayak.com)
States with domestic travel restrictions (graphic courtesy kayak.com)
Survey ranks the most and least safest states to spend the Thanksgiving holiday

 

Many states including Wyoming have travel restrictions in place. Some states are stricter than others, but if you are planning to venture outside of the state for the holiday weekend, you might want to check out the restrictions in those states.

States with domestic travel restrictions (graphic courtesy kayak.com)
States with domestic travel restrictions (graphic courtesy kayak.com)

In terms of traveling, a recent Wallethub study ranks Vermont the safest place to visit for Thanksgiving, followed by East Coast states Maine, New Hampshire and New York, respectively.

Wyoming ranks at the bottom of the list at number 41, per the rankings.

States with highest/lowest COVID-19 hospitalization rates (graphic courtesy Wallethub)
States with highest/lowest COVID-19 hospitalization rates (graphic courtesy Wallethub)

The survey weighed 10 metrics to come up with the best and worst states to visit based on COVID-19 death rates in the past week per capita, number of positive tests, hospitalization rates, number of multigenerational households and public health restrictions among other variables.

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States with highest/lowest COVID-19 positive tests (Graphic courtesy Wallethub)
States with highest/lowest COVID-19 positive tests (Graphic courtesy Wallethub)

On the negative end of the list, the Cowboy State was in a four-way tie for the most COVID-19 positive tests in the last week at number 47, along with neighboring states North and South Dakota and Iowa.

States with highest/lowest multigenerational houses (graphic courtesy Wallethub)
States with highest/lowest multigenerational houses (graphic courtesy Wallethub)

North and South Dakota – along with Montana and Nebraska – also tied for 47th place for the highest number of hospitalizations.

On the low end, Wyoming ranked second when it comes to the number of multigenerational families, which was one of the metrics.

States with most/fewest DUI fatalities and motor vehicle crashes around Thanksgiving (graphic courtesy Wallethub)
States with most/fewest DUI fatalities and motor vehicle crashes around Thanksgiving (graphic courtesy Wallethub)

The least safe states to visit this Thanksgiving, according to the survey, are Montana, New Mexico and last place South Dakota.